THURSDAY 12/8 @630P. Join OSS Doc & Discussion Series for its Screening of HAPPY. Documentary followed by Panel.

Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY.  HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of India in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the  leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


About the Panelists:

Linda Bastone.Assistant Professor of Psychology at SUNY, Purchase; Chair, School of Natural and Social Sciences.  Dr. Bastone received her BA in psychology and philosophy from SUNY Binghamton and her PhD in social-personality psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her main research interests include the self, emotions, and the causes and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. She is committed to access and excellence in higher education, and to finding ways to increase student engagement and success.

 Debra CerbiniCertified Life Coach, Site Coordinator Engage Jewish Service CorpsDebra is a certified laughter leader, with a lifelong interest in the pursuit of happiness.  A published author, she is currently working on a book entitled Practical Guide for the Slightly Depressed and a High Spirits card deck, both with the goal of uplifting moods and improving the quality of daily life.  Debra is the Northern Westchester Site Coordinator for Engage Jewish Service Corps, working with baby boomers volunteering in Westchester County.

Wendy Wollner, CEO and Founder, Balancing Life’s IssuesWith over 25 years of experience she has built and oversees a network of over 1500 BLI trainers who bring work/life balance programs to corporations, not-for-profit organizations, employee assistance programs, and educational institutions. Wendy received a master’s degree in industrial psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Executive MBA program through WBENC and Tuck Business School. She is a past board member of The United Way, and currently holds a board position for Volunteer NY.